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romney three points after being up six points after his speech. romney focusololk coke us on hi plan. it calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: the candidates pounced on tv ads. romney does want to cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney will launch an attack of his own, delivering a foreign policy speech slamming president obama's middle east policy. rock and paula. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in washington this monday morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and of course, the main event this week is thursday's vice presidential debate, abc's live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> and politics overseas now, it is another victory for venezuela venezuelian president hugo chavez. chavez although is battling cancer received 54% of the vote, leaving his supporters to celebrate right there in the streets. voter turnout was more than 80%. that's the highest in decades and the election was largely peaceful. >>> the origin of a drone that crossed into i
hate speech. the spokesman says this is constitutionally protected speech. >> mitt romney is hoping his strong per fompl yens can put momentum on his side and a gallup poll shows the president in a four point lead no, nation wide poll has been done yet but several instant polls give romney a win by more than a 2-1 margin. both hit the campaign trail today. president obama spent the day in colorado and wisconsin and will be coming back next week for another fund-raiser. and tickets start at $100 going as high as $7500s. >> a national campaign passed through the bay area today this is is orered to inform voters and calls itself patriot majority usa, targeting billionaire contributors. they want to rally opposition to cal proposition 32. >> we like to advocate and support measures helping get funding back into education. but these people don't believe in us having a voice. >> it would ban corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates. >> there are gas prices never as high in this state. triple a says the price jumped 18 cents and there is $4:32 on average. one station has
: for months now, central to mitt romney's stump speech, his laser focus on unemployment above 8%. >> 40 straight months. not been below 8% for 41. for 42. 43 straight months with unemployment. >> reporter: and just as romney travels to florida this weekend, a message from florida's republican governor before romney even arrived. the governor tweeting about huge economic gains there. "tampa, st. pete, clearwater and miami area experienced largest unemployment rate declines in the country." a tricky balance for romney, arguing voters change course amid an improving picture. romney emphatic it is not going quickly enough. >> the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: but economists say in this jobs report, that's not entirely the case. some have dropped out, but there's also been a surge in the number of baby boomers retiring. and there was more hiring in recent months than first thought. and romney working to win over voters who are out of work. now offering this about those comments he made a
jobs and numbers show 86,000 than originally reported taking away a line of mitt romney's stump speech. >> we've had 43 months of unemployment above 8%. >> there are supporters questioning numbers. >> this fact that the rating has been climbing suggest people feel more hopeful. >> and that is a al selling flowers in union square. he is not a supporter of president obamas. >> worst is over. >> for the president new numbers shift away away from the lackluster debate and on to pus pos tiff news on what is the biggel biggest issue in this election. >> more people are getting jobs. >> there is a carpenter that says at least they're there. >> it's slowly going to come back. >> and there is the direction of the economy that drives voters. there will be one more report before election day. there are october numbers due out four days before the election. >> and there is more than 550 jobs will be available at the next job journal hire event in emeryville from noon until 4:00 wednesday. there is a after reaching a high, dow finished with a modest gain of 34 points. there is apple down $14 becaus
than originally reported, taking away a favorite line of mitt romney's stump speech. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. >> romney supporters are now questioning the new labor numbers. >> i wouldn't bet my mortgage on the numbers being correct. >> but the fact the president's approval rating has been climbing, suggests that people feel more hopeful. >> the more cranes you see around town, it's a sign the economy is boosting. >> it's going to get better. it's stabilizing. >> he's been selling flowers at union square for 66 years. he's not a supporter of obama but he sees what is happening on the street. >> the worst is over. >> for the president, the new numbers shift the attention away from his lackluster debate performance and on what is the biggest issue in this election. >> more americans entered the workforce and more people are getting jobs. >> he said jobs may be low wage, they may be part-time, but at least they are there. >> it's slowly coming back. it will take a couple more years. >> in presidential elections we have seen it is the direction of the eco
for july and august, 86,000 more jobs than originally reported, taking away a favorite line of mitt romney's stump speech. rom supporters are questioning the new labor numbers. >> i wouldn't put my mortgage numbers on these being correct. >> it's been climbing since the convention suggests that people feel more hopeful. >> it's a sign the economy is improving. >> it's stabilizing. >> reporter: he has been selling flowers on union square for 66 years. he is not a president obama but he does see what is happening on the street. >> the worst is over. >> for the president the new numbers shifted attention from the lackluster debate performance and on to a bit of positive news. >> more americans entered the work force. more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: outside dan, jobs may be low wage and part time, but at least they are there. >> it slowly is coming back. it will take a couple more years. >> in palo alto elections it's the direction of the economy that moves voters. there is one more reporting period before election day, the october numbers will be out november 2nd, four days before
reported, taking away a favorite line of mitt romney's stump speech. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. >> romney supporters are now questioning the new labor numbers. >> i wouldn't bet my mortgage on the numbers being correct. >> but the fact the president's approval rating has been climbing, suggests that people feel more hopeful. >> the more cranes you see around town, it's a sign the economy is boosting. >> it's going to get better. it's stabilizing. >> he's been selling flowers at union square for 66 years. he's not a supporter of obama but he sees what is happening on the street. >> the worst is over. >> for the president, the new numbers shift the attention away from his lackluster debate performance and on what is the biggest issue in this election. >> more people entered the workforce and more people are getting jobs. >> he said jobs may be low wage, they may be part-time, but at least they are there. >> it's slowly coming back. it will take a couple more years. >> in presidential elections we have seen it is the direction of the economy that moves vot
. >>> wow. well, president obama and mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer facing charges. >>> take a look at the gun sitting near rodeo beach i
administration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in the debate. the same poll found voters overwhelmingly said romney won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin over bush.4!zf[ç in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle reference to his debate performance. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: with the polls tightening the pressure is on vice president biden who squares off against ryan thursday night. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> senator feinstein has called for a
and deductions, but he has refused to say which ones leaving him open to attack by team obama. >> mitt romney's solution is he just decided there wasn't math involved in this problem, and that's absolutely crazy. >> reporter: while the president continues that fund-raising swing, mitt romney will deliberate blistering foreign policy speeches attacking the president on middle eastern policy. that is tomorrow. david? >> we'll be watching for that. david kerley on the campaign trail in florida. david, thank you. >>> i want to bring in our senior washington editor rick klein tonight, and, rick, let's take another look at that gallup poll we showed. a tighter race already. we know it's a rolling average and still reflect s voters asked before the debate and still could be on the move and all eyes on the crucial battleground states. in colorado where the debate was held, a university of denver poll showing the president holding on to his lead in colorado, but, rick, both are watching the battlegrounds closely over the next week. >> those are the poll s that really matter at this stage. we see some
'm offering. and he was able to control this debate. >> did you think that romney will see a bounce coming out of this, the way that obama had a bounce coming out of the convention, in charlotte, with bill clinton's famous speech? >> he is looking for a comeback moment. what happens next is going to be important. he's going to be giving a speech on foreign policy. he'll be asked about this in interviews in the coming days. if he can build on this, yes. he will start to close the gap. the romney campaign, just happened just at the right moment for them to capitalize on something. knowing you have five weeks left. there's a couple of turns left. >> the next presidential debate, tuesday, october 16th. >> thanks, rick. >> thank you, guys. >>> again, we extend our thanks to rick klein for that. we'll have much more from the abc political team coming up in a little while on "good morning america." >>> now, turning overseas to breaking news from along the border between turkey and syria. for a second-straight day, turkish artillery has opened fire on syria's targets. that's in retaliation for the syr
will announce the establishment of a national monument honoring cesar chavez. >>> mitt romney moving his campaign from florida to virginia today. preparing to deliver major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute expected to propose u.s. take a more assertive role in syria and put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. romney is looking to paint president obama as a weak leader who has limited influence on global affairs. >>> man under arrest after police say he assaulted a woman in golden gate park. officers say he grabbed the woman around the waist, she broke away, unharmed. police chased him and pepper sprayed him when he resisted. >>> rescuers pulled 14 cats and a diagnosis from a house fire after two residents escaped many crews responded to the 300 block of erving ton street. two of the cats and the dog died. >>> crowds expected on wednesday when the new target store at metreon opens. the store occupies second floor of the metreon complex target officials held a job fair there in august and hired 300 new employees. the new target store will be the fi
this morning. >> mitt romney moving his campaign from florida to virginia. preparing to deliver major foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute in lexington. he's expected to propose u.s. take a more assertive role in syria, tighten sanctions on iran he's looking to paint president obama as a weak leader who has limited influence on global fairs. >>> early voting in california begins this morning. vote by mail begins 29 days before the election, today. go to your down -- today is columbus day that means some offices will be closed. october 22nd is deadline to register. >>> anti-domestic violence advocates will gather in front of san francisco city hall to urge the board to remove suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi from office. tomorrow the board will discuss whether to follow the commission's recommendation. he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving his wife eliana lopez. mayor lee suspended mirkarimi in march, saying the sheriff was unfoyt remain in office. -- unfit to remain in office. >>> a man under arrest after police say assaulted a woman in golden gate park. officers sa
, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call it racially divisive. he contrasted how families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina compared to new york city residents after 911. >> what is happening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that somehow the people in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> the obama campaign was quick to fire back in morning. >> fox news reported on it, five years ago. >> i think it is a silly and desperate attempt by republicans to try to get us way from the real issues. >> reporter: tonight both candidates will have their moment to talk about the big issues, including t
romney is spending the day in virginia where he's set to deliver a major foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute and later he'll attend a rally at "newport news." he drew some of the largest crowds of his campaign. >>> and this week, of course, it is the vice-presidential candidates' turn to face off. one on one the candidates debate. the debate takes place thursday night. our team will be live for the debate and our own martha raddatz will be moderating the event. it all begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. >> now you think the pressure will be on biden even more so to try to compensate for the lack of performance of the president in last week's debate, and this will really be paul ryan's first big debate, and it's kind of like the old guard against the new guard. >> and i think the pressure is mutual. biden, who's gaffe-prone has to be careful he's not going to affect the headlines. paul ryan has to feel a little bit of the pressure that he has to come out swinging and be just as ready for the white house as romney did last week. it should be intere
, too, do you think that romney will see a bounce coming out of this, the way obama had a bounce coming out of the convention and bill clinton's famous speech? >> you need a story to change if you are mitt romney. he is primed for a comeback moment. what happens next is going to be important. how does he follow up on this. he's giving a speech on foreign policy. going to be asked about this in interviews. if he can build on momentum a little. yes expect that he begins to close the gap. positive signs in battleground states. so the romney campaign just happened at the right moment for them to capitalize on something. knowing you have five weeks left, knowing that there's still a couple turns left. >> i can't believe, well, we have 33 days left. five weeks and counting. >> coming soon. >>> celebrity cat fights are nothing new. >>> celebrity cat fights are nothing new. a new one involving a well-known tv actor and famous rock 'n' roller. >> abc's nick watt reports the fight is over a fallen tree. ♪ despite all my rage >> reporter: living next to smashing pumpkins billy corgan noise would
president obama and mitt romney now hours away interest facing off. in the 11th hour yesterday president's campaign looking at something of a curve ball, new video surfacing of a speech then senator obama gave he praised his controversial pastor wright. our political team covering all the angles, including what both men need to do to be thought the winner. >> stunning trial out of georgia convicted stalker acting as his own attorney against murder charges. he failed in doing so, sentenced to life in prison. this morning his victims who faced him in court will speak for the first time we'll hear their message for him. also battle of celebrity neighbors to your south in l.a., going inside the showdown tweener rick da in e and lead -- singer of pumpkin head there is more to the story. also the ballroom is short one couple. joey, kim bidding final adoes joining us live to discuss it all, all next, right here. -- >> josh, thank you. >>> new this morning from syria, series of suicide bombings has left 27 people dead. the bombings happened earlier today in an pep -- in aleppo. new video shows t
2008, tonight they meet again. it's a critical moment with this race still very close. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and connect with the audience. the president is all about his mannerisms and style at this point. >> the candidates go through their last minute debate prep, a speech he gave in 2007 has resurfaced. the daily caller web site posted the video last night and there is when the president addressed a crowd contrasting how families in new orleans were being treated by the government after hurricane katrina. compared to new york city residents after september 11th. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. tells me somehow the people down in new orleans don't care about as much. >> the obama campaign was quick to fire back this morning. fox news reported on it five years ago. it's a silly and desperate attempt by republicans to try to get us away from talking about real issues. >> the debate will focus on domestic issues and the economy will be front and center
the first crucial debate. more than 50,000 people expected to watch tonight. president obama and mitt romney understand going the last of the preparations. and let's begin with jake tapper. the latest stab at setting tonight's agenda. the resurfacing of a speech president obama gave in 2007. >> reporter: good morning, george. five years ago, the remarks that then senator obama gave were covered. but not the sections when he ad lib ed. conserves are calling it explosive. the obama campaign is calling it a desperate attempt to change the subject. speaking to the largely african-american hampton university ministers conference in june 2007, then-senator obama went off his prepared remarks. >> this really steams me up. >> reporter: using a different speaking style than usual. obama charged new orleans, post hurricane katrina, was supposed to get disaster funds from the stafford fund. a requirement waived for other disaster victims. >> when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waived the stafford act. said this is too serious a problem. we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. >> repo
in the release. they even go so far as to say, what's the news? i don't know. that's straight from romney's communications director. >> right. you have to wonder, will this be an issue in tonight's debate. the jeremiah wright thing was a racially tinged scandal, led the president to give the speech in philadelphia that was widely hailed, saying, look, race is a complex issue in the country, always has been. we have yet to perfect and come to terms with yet. here we are again. we'll see if this has an impact and whose base it may rile up or not rile up. >> yeah. a lot of people are questioning whether or not it's news. this was a covered speech. but according to some even within the abc family, they said at the time, the campaign only put out prepared remarks in a prepared newspaper, posted only a nine-minute edited version. abc and networks, was based on prepared remarks, not really what was said at the podium. definitely aster that i'm sure many outlets will be following. >> it's going to get some attention for sure. a lot going on in politics. >>> that brings us to our facebook "questio
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